krazykitkat: (oh my (Giles))
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I'm not the biggest cricket fan, but I would have loved to have seen this last night. Those last 10 or so overs must've been amazing. For the non-cricketers (most of my flist), this was a one day match, with a total of 872 runs scored over about 8 or so hours.

World records were smashed like guitars as South Africa beat Australia by one wicket with one ball to spare before a sell-out crowd of 32,000 at Johannesburg's Wanderers Stadium on Sunday to clinch the series 3-2.

Ponting hit 164 to lead his side to an almost unthinkable world record total of 4-434, yet he still ended up on the losing side as Herschelle Gibbs smashed a breathtaking 175 and the Proteas replied with 9-438.


Records set in the fifth one-day international between Australia and South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday:

World Records

Highest total: 9-438 South Africa v Australia. Previous highest - 5-398 Sri Lanka v Kenya, Kandy, 1995-96 and Australia's 4-434 on Sunday.

Highest match aggregate: 13-872. Previous highest - 15-693 Pakistan v India, Karachi, 2003-04.

Most expensive bowling: Mick Lewis 0-113 for Australia v South Africa. Previous most expensive - Muttiah Muralitharan 0-99 for Sri Lanka v Australia, Sydney, 2005-06.

National Records:

Australia highest total for: 4-434. Previous highest - 5-368 v Sri Lanka, Sydney, 2005-06.

Australia highest total against: 9-438. Previous highest 5-343 by Sri Lanka, Sydney, 2002-03.

South Africa highest total for: 9-438. Previous highest 3-363 v Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, 2001-02.

South Africa highest total against: 4-434. Previous highest 6-344 by Australia, Sydney, 2005-06.

South Africa fastest hundred: Herschelle Gibbs 79 balls. Previous fastest - Gibbs 84 balls v Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, 2001-02.

South Africa highest second-wicket partnership v Australia: 187 between Gibbs and Graeme Smith. Previous highest - 140 by Kepler Wessels and Hansie Cronje, Melbourne, 1993-94.

South Africa highest score v Australia: 175 Herschelle Gibbs. Previous highest - 119 not out by Smith, Centurion, 2005-06.
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